Sanford DPW: Engineering Division

Sanford DPW's Engineering Division oversees the design and construction of site and roadway infrastructure of the City.  There are typically significant efforts to coordinate with the Public, Developers, Contractors, Inspectors, Utilities, and other Regulatory Authorities.

SANFORD TECHNICAL MANUAL
The City of Sanford has developed this Technical Manual found at the above link.  For a full description of the intent of the manual, please see the cover letter at the beginning of the document.

ADA

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in several areas, including employment, transportation, public accommodations, communications and access to state and local government’ programs and services

HIGHWAY EXCAVATION & TRAFFIC CONTROL PERMIT
The purpose of this ordinance is to establish standards for excavation, paving, and traffic control for all construction projects in the right of way. This shall be required by all individuals, organizations, contractors, or other entities whose work in or adjacent to public rights of way affect or influence vehicular, pedestrian, or any other passage by the Public through the rights of ways.

MAINEDOT
The Maine Department of Transportation (MaineDOT) is a cabinet-level state agency with primary responsibility for statewide transportation by all modes of travel. MaineDOT employs approximately 1,800 people and expends or disburses more than $675 million per year, including Federal, State, and local funds.

MANUAL ON UNIFORM TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES
The Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways, or MUTCD, defines the standards used by road managers nationwide to install and maintain traffic control devices on all public streets, highways, bikeways, and private roads open to public travel. The MUTCD is published by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) under 23 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 655, Subpart F.

PAVEMENT MANAGEMENT PROGRAM & MORATORIUM
The 2017 study analyzed the conditions of the streets and roads in Sanford and Springvale at that time. The pavement moratorium program is based on State Law to preserve the Public investments in capital infrastructure improvement and to incentivize those that may want to make improvements to get their work complete before the surface is completed.